Greenhouse gases

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Helping to tackle climate change

Greater water scarcity, supply chain disruption and increasing energy and raw material costs are just some of the ways in which climate change will affect our business. We have set an ambitious target to reduce the greenhouse gases (GHG) in our own operations and across the lifecycle of our products.

As part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan we have set ourselves a bold reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions that covers our entire value chain from the sourcing of materials through to consumers’ use of products and their disposal. This sets us a challenging goal, but one we are determined to achieve.

Our greenhouse gas strategy

We are looking across our entire value chain to understand our impacts and achieve reductions.

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Our greenhouse gas strategy

Targets & performance

We have set greenhouse gas reduction targets across our business.

Targets & performance

Targets & performance

Our greenhouse gas footprint

We conducted an assessment to measure the GHG impact of our products across the lifecycle.

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Our greenhouse gas footprint

Reducing GHG from manufacturing

We continue to implement site-level initiatives to reduce GHG emissions from our manufacturing operations.

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Reducing GHG from manufacturing

Reducing GHG in consumer use

Designing innovative products can motivate consumers to change their laundry habits.

Reducing GHG in consumer use

Renewable energy & biofuels

We support a move towards renewable energy, and more sustainable forms of biofuels.

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Renewable energy & biofuels